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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1948 Orville Wright (Ohio-born Aviation Pioneer) Ohio Scientists & Inventors Orville Wright
1835 Andrew Jackson Survives First Assassination Attempt on a U.S. President President Andrew Jackson The American Presidency Crime Historic Firsts History Channel
1862 U.S. Navy Launches Its First Iron-clad Ship, the Monitor Naval History American Civil War Historic Firsts
1892 University of Georgia Beats Mercer 50-0 in the First Intercollegiate Football Game Played in the Deep South Georgia Football Historic Firsts University of Georgia Football Mercer University Athletics University of Georgia
1933 The Lone Ranger Debuts on Radio in Detroit, MI Radio Detroit Historic Firsts History Channel
1942 Aaron Copland's Orchestral Suite from "Billy the Kid" Ballet Is First Performed by the Boston Symphony Boston Symphony Aaron Copland American Composers Ballet Historic Firsts American Public Media
1957 University of Minnesota Surgeon, C. Walton Lillehei, Makes First Clinical Use of a Heart Pacemaker Minnesota Scientists and Mathematicians The Heart Historic Firsts University of Minnesota Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
1961 In His First State of the Union Address, President Kennedy Invites All Countries to Cooperate in Space President John F. Kennedy Space Exploration National Archives and Records Administration
1964 NASA Launches Unmanned Ranger 6 for Lunar Crash Landing with Cameras on Board Space Exploration Lunar Exploration Photography NASA
1966 New Market, Alabama Experiences Coldest Temperature in the State's Recorded History (-27F) Montgomery, Alabama Temperature Historic Firsts Alabama Archives
1979 NASA Launches (SCATHA) to Investigate Electrical Charging of Spacecraft at High Altitude Space Exploration Static Electricity NASA
1992 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) Completes 8-day Microgravity Lab Mission The Space Shuttle STS-42 NASA
2005 Iraqi Citizens Turn Out in Large Numbers for First Democratic Election Iraqi Voting and Elections Iraq War Historic Firsts CNN

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